2 Lakers, one Sixer positive for coronavirus

New York--Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease......»»

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‘Super Spreader’ NBA players test positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK: Two members of the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for the new coronavirus on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Philadelphia 76ers also confirmed that three of their players had contracted the disease. The Lakers said they tested their players because on March 10 they played the Brooklyn Nets, who had four […].....»»

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No fans, no work: Arena workers caught in sports shutdown

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — David Edelman can usually be found at a Denver Nuggets basketball game or a Colorado Rapids soccer game. As an usher, he interacts with fans in a role he calls a staple of his life. But there are no Nuggets games for at least a month. No Rapids games, either. And Edelman has no idea what he’ll do now. “This is what I do for a living,” Edelman said earlier this week, as the realization hit that sports were going on hiatus because of the coronavirus. “This is my income.” Thousands of workers would have staffed the 450 NBA and NHL games that will not be played over the next month in response to the pandemic. And then there are the more than 300 spring training and regular-season baseball games, 130 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s tournament games, 50 or so Major League Soccer matches, all international golf and tennis tournaments, and who-knows-how-many high school, small college and other entertainment events canceled or postponed because of the global health crisis. The total economic impact of the loss of sports and other events because of the pandemic — assuming only a month shutdown — is impossible to calculate but will reach the billions, easily. Tickets aren’t being sold, so teams and leagues and organizing bodies lose money. Fans aren’t going to events that aren’t happening, so taxi drivers and ride-share operators have no one to ferry to and from those places. Hotel rooms will be empty. Beers and hot dogs aren’t being sold, so concessionaires and vendors lose money. Wait staff and bartenders aren’t getting tips. Without those tips, their babysitters aren’t getting paid. The trickle-down effect sprawls in countless directions. Some teams are trying to help. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, within minutes of the NBA shutdown announcement, said he wanted to find a way to help workers who will lose money because games won’t be played. By Friday, he had his plan: “We will pay them as if the games happened,” he told The Associated Press in an email. Other teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, have made similar commitments to workers at not just NBA events but also the building’s minor-league hockey games. The Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks were among the earliest NBA franchises to reveal they’re working on how they’ll take care of arena staffs. So have the NHL’s Washington Capitals, among others, and the ownership group for Detroit's Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers on Friday said they were setting up a $1 million fund “to cover one month's wages for our part-time staff for games, concerts and events that they would have otherwise worked." “Our teams, our cities and the leagues in which we operate are a family, and we are committed to looking out for one another,” New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris said. There were many more significant gifts revealed later Friday. Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans said he would “cover the salaries” for workers at the team’s arena for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin of the Detroit Pistons pledged $100,000 for workers there, the San Jose Sharks said part-time arena workers would get paid for all games not played and Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky said he was giving $100,000 to workers in that club’s arena -- a donation matched by his teammates and followed by another pledge from the team’s ownership group. “This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis,” Williamson wrote on Instagram. At Chicago Blackhawks hockey games alone, about 1,500 workers are in or outside the building on event nights: guest services, concessions, parking, security, box office and so on. “The per game payroll is more than $250,000,” said Courtney Greve Hack, a spokeswoman for the United Center. If that’s the NHL norm — no official numbers are available — then workers around the league would stand to lose more than $60 million if hockey does not return this season. “I get it,” said Chris Lee, who owns a coffee and smoothies franchise in Arizona that draws 70% of its annual revenue sales at spring training and Arizona Coyotes hockey games. “But this is going to be really tough.” Lee was packing up cups that won’t be used when baseball announced Thursday that spring training was ending about two weeks early. He and his staff — one full-timer, 14 part-time employees — aren’t sure what comes next. The enormity of the numbers stacks up quickly. The group that owns the Raptors and other pro sports clubs in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, says it's trying to help 4,000 workers in that city. Extrapolate that across other Canadian and U.S. pro sports cities, and those teams could be looking at 100,000 workers feeling some sort of pinch — not counting the impact at college and other levels. Cavaliers star Kevin Love pledged $100,000 to help the workers in Cleveland address what he described as their “sudden life shift.” On Friday, reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks made a $100,000 pledge on behalf of his family “It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier," Antetokounmpo wrote on Twitter. The NCAA men’s Division I tournament generates about $900 million annually through television and marketing rights alone. In Albany, New York, which was scheduled to host men’s tournament games for the first time in 17 years, organizers estimated the economic loss from the three-day event to be about $3 million. Bars and restaurants bought tons of additional stock and perishables to prep for crowds that won't arrive. It’ll probably take a few years before the NCAA can bring the tournament back to many of the cities slated to host games next week. “It’s incredibly disheartening. There’s no question about that,” said Mark Bardack, president of public relations and management firm Ed Lewi and Associates, which had worked for more than a year on the planning of the tournament in Albany. “To have it all disappear, though obviously no one’s fault.” Some arena workers, many not wanting to be identified because of workplace policies about speaking to reporters, said they are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They’re not alone, of course: A study last fall by the American Payroll Association said 74% of workers in the U.S. would “experience financial difficulty” if their usual payday was delayed by as little as one week. In Philadelphia, Rodney Thompson works on commission selling popcorn and beer at 76ers basketball games, Flyers hockey games and Phillies baseball games. They’re all on hold. "The more I sell, the more I make,” the 56-year-old said. “The less I sell, the less I make. It would hurt me, financially. I would have no income coming in. ... I make pretty good money. But if there's no fans, there's no work.” ___ AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington, AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland, David Brandt in Scottsdale, Arizona, Josh Dubow in San Francisco, Stephen Hawkins in Dallas and Dan Gelston in Philadelphia, and Associated Press Writers Matthew Carlson and Tim Cronin in Chicago contributed to this report. ___ The Associated Press receives support for health and science coverage from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content......»»

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Carter reflects on NBA suspension, potential final game

Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter may have already played his final NBA game thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, the eight-time all-star said Wednesday. The league has decided to suspend the season after a player tested positive for the illness and anxiety that the virus could spread unchecked among fans at sporting events. Carter has already […] The post Carter reflects on NBA suspension, potential final game appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Randle scores 33, Knicks outlast Hawks 136-131 in overtime

Randle scores 33, Knicks outlast Hawks 136-131 in overtime.....»»

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NBA suspension could be end of Vince Carter s career

The Atlanta Hawks' 131-136 overtime loss to the New York Knicks could be the last game Carter played in the NBA......»»

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Curry sidelined again, but Warriors beat 76ers

LOS ANGELES, USA – Steph Curry returned to the sidelines but his Golden State Warriors pulled through without him in a gritty 118-114 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, March 7 (Sunday, March 8, Manila time).  Eric Paschall capped a 23-point performance with a pair of go-ahead free throws ........»»

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Curry-less Warriors rally to beat 76ers 118-114

Curry-less Warriors rally to beat 76ers 118-114.....»»

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Davis sparks Lakers over Sixers; Nets stun Celtics

Los Angeles--Anthony Davis produced a devastating burst of scoring as the Los Angeles Lakers came from behind to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 120-107 on Tuesday......»»

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76ers guard Ben Simmons, liliban muna ng paglalaro sa NBA

JAMES LUIS   HINDI na muna makatatapak ng hardcourt ng NBA sa susunod na dalawang linggo ang Philadelphia 76ers guard na si Ben Simmons. Ito ay dahil sa iniinda nitong back injury. Ayon sa pamunuan ng 76ers ay sasailalim sa daily treatment ang player para sa kaniyang nerve impingement at i-evaluate matapos ang dalawang linggo. Matatandaang, nito […] The post 76ers guard Ben Simmons, liliban muna ng paglalaro sa NBA appeared first on PINAS......»»

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Leonard scores 30, Clippers beat 76ers to win 4th straight

Leonard scores 30, Clippers beat 76ers to win 4th straight.....»»

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Tobias Harris shines as shorthanded Sixers rip Knicks

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Tobias Harris finished with 34 points to lift the shorthanded Philadelphia 76ers over the visiting New York Knicks, 115-106, in the NBA on Thursday, February 27 (Friday, February 28, Philippine time).  Al Horford had 15 points and 9 assists and Shake Milton scored 19 points as the ........»»

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Cavs sink 76ers sans Embiid

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers posted their fourth win in five games with a 108-94 victory on Wednesday over the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost all-star Joel Embiid to an injury. Collin Sexton scored 28 points, Larry Nance collected 13 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, and Tristan Thompson had 14 in the win. […].....»»

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NBA fines Embiid $25,000 for gesture, profanity

      NEW YORK, USA – Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday, February 26, for making an obscene gesture on the court and uttering a ........»»

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Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks 111-107

Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks 111-107.....»»

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Antetokounmpo s 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98

Antetokounmpo s 31 points lead Bucks past 76ers, 119-98.....»»

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Trae Young erupts for 50 points as Hawks down Heat

     LOS ANGELES, USA –  All-Star Trae Young exploded for a career-high 50 points as the Atlanta Hawks closed the game with a 10-0 run to defeat the Miami Heat, 129-124, in the NBA on Thursday, February 20 (Friday, February 21, Philippine time) . Young's brilliant performance came in ........»»

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Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night. The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough stops to mount any significant rally in the final two quarters. Former Piston Khris Middleton added 28 points for the Bucks, who won for the 15th time in 17 games. Eric Bledsoe added 19 points and Brook Lopez scored 18. The Pistons have lost five straight since trading Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 6 and were playing for the first time since buying out Reggie Jackson's contract. Christian Wood, one of seven players in the game who has played for both teams, had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Bruce Brown finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The game was lopsided early, with the Bucks leading by 14 at the end of the first quarter and 29 at the half. Detroit's 41 first-half points were only two more than Middleton (20) and Antetokounmpo (19) had on their own. The Milwaukee also had a 14-0 advantage in points off turnovers. TIP INS Bucks: Antetokounmpo was called for a technical for arguing a third-quarter call with Milwaukee leading by 29. ... The win meant the Bucks still haven't lost back-to-back games this season. Pistons: Detroit had two former Bucks, Tony Snell and Thon Maker, in the starting lineup and three more (Wood, Brandon Knight and John Henson) on the bench. Middleton started his career with Detroit and Ersan Ilyasova has also played for the Pistons. BIG POSSESSION The Bucks had a chance at a 7-point possession in the third quarter, thanks to Wood committing a flagrant foul on a made basket. Donte DiVicenzo finished the three-point play and Antetokounmpo added a free throw after a technical on Pistons coach Dwane Casey. Because of the flagrant foul, the Bucks retained the ball, but Antetokounmpo was called for an offensive foul. UP NEXT Bucks: Host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday Pistons: Visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.....»»

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Young s career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Young s career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124.....»»

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Richardson, Simmons lead 76ers past Clippers 110-103

Richardson, Simmons lead 76ers past Clippers 110-103.....»»

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